- Oct 26, 2020
The Archbishop of San Francisco performed a short exorcism ceremony Saturday outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra, saying the ceremony was intended to drive out evil and defend the image of Serra.
SANTA FE, Argentina – Known for his advocacy on the care of the planet, Pope Francis on Sunday was at it again, expressing his closeness to those in the United States and South America who’re suffering from the devastation of natural and man-caused fires. His words echo pleas made by
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Friday against the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco’s criticism of COVID-related restrictions, saying he should “follow science” rather than advocate for fuller in-person gatherings for Mass and worship.
In imposing severe restrictions on indoor worship services because of COVID-19 protocols, the city of San Francisco “is turning a great many faithful away from their houses of prayer,” said San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.
The Catholic bishops of California have announced a yearlong initiative to address personal and systematic racism, both in the Church and wider society.